6 Signs You’re Partying Too Hard
We all love to party, and lord knows, right now the thought of a really great party is the only thing that’s keeping us sane, but for some people partying can get out of hand, and when that happens, it’s a good idea to take a step back and have a few more relaxing evenings in.
But, how do you know when you’re partying too hard and potentially putting your health and wellbeing at risk? Here are a few signs to look out for:
- You’re always exhausted
If you’re always exhausted, and you’re always exhausted because you’ve been out all night partying or you’ve been unable to fall asleep after a great night out because of all of the things you’ve consumed, it is a clear sign you need to slow down.
There are few things more important to humans than sleep. When you sleep, your body repairs and rejuvenates itself. It regulates various functions that keep you happy and healthy, and without it, you could end up sick, depressed, and fat. Cherish your sleep and make it a priority even if that means ending the party earlier.
- You blackout
If you party so hard and get so drunk that you wake up the next morning not knowing what you did the night before or how you got home, it should be a real wake-up call for you. If you’re so drunk you don’t know what’s happening, you could very easily be taken advantage of or end up in a tricky situation. You could also very easily find yourself addicted to alcohol and having to experience an alcohol withdrawal at a detox center. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that this is a huge red flag that your partying has gotten out of hand.
- Your work is suffering
If you’ve noticed that the boss has been riding you particularly hard of late or your college grades have been slipping, think honestly if this could be down to your excessive partying, If you’ve been spending more time partying than studying or if you’ve stayed up all night so that your brain isn’t at its best the nest working day, it’s a clear sign that something needs to change and you should perhaps take it a little easier.
- Your mental health is poor
Your brain needs rest, sleep, exercise, and a healthy diet to thrive. It does not need excessive levels of alcohol and partying. So, if you’ve noticed you have a lower mood right now, or maybe that you’re feeling more anxious than you usually would, and the only thing that’s changed is that you’re partying more often, maybe have a few days on the couch with your favorite Netflix show and a nice salad instead of hitting the club.
- You’re fighting with people
If you find yourself fighting more with the people around you, particularly the people who love you and have your best interests at heart, that’s another big red flag. Partying hard can turn you into a selfish person you wouldn’t recognize when sober, You can be noisy, messy, and inconsiderate, and pretty soon someone will snap and have it out with you. You’ll probably get defensive about that, but in a more lucid moment, really think about it, and you’ll probably see that it’s your partying that’s the problem.
- You can’t stop
If, despite knowing that your constant partying is becoming a problem, you can’t stop what you’re doing, it’s clear that you’re partying too hard and you are probably going to regret it. Your mental health may be suffering and you may feel like crap physically too. Once you reach this point, it is sensible to try and cool down on the partying.
If you can’t dot hat alone, get help. Make non-party plans with friends like a coffee date or a trip to the cinema; visit family, see a therapist and do whatever you can to get back on an even keel. You don’t have to give up partying forever, but having a break and coming back to it with a more sensible head will do your health the world of good.
If you notice any of these 6 signs, chances are you really are partying too hard, and what you do about that is, of course, up to you, but it’s worth taking some time to think about the direction your want your life to go in and what you need to do to achieve that.